On June 9, at 12:00 p.m. PT, USDA will host a webinar for specialty crop producers interested in learning more about the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) and how to submit additional commodities for USDA consideration through the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) process. 

The deadline to sign up for CFAP is August 28, 2020, while the deadline to submit additional commodities for USDA consideration is June 22, 2020.

Cory Lunde

The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) is soft-launching the SafelyMakingCA.org web portal to connect employers across the state to California manufacturers making non-medical grade Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

While the initiative will be officially launching soon, the web portal is live and functioning, and WG members are encouraged to utilize the tool to find and connect with manufacturers of specific PPE.

Don’t forget to register for the 2020 CPS Research Symposium Webinar Series, which begins June 23, 2020. Through a series of five weekly webinars, 24 scientists, in collaboration with the Center for Produce Safety (CPS), will present their research projects on topics ranging from agricultural water treatment, wildlife co-management on farms, Listeria growth potential, and Cyclospora prevalence. This year’s Symposium is hosted online for the first time and the registration is complementary.

Chardae Heim



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